There are restaurants across our great country that call themselves Mexican restaurants. But simply adding some seasoning to beef and tossing it in a tortilla does not make it a Mexican dish. How do they get away with this? Probably because many of us have never had a true Mexican dish.

Well, if you are in Fresno, there is no excuse for that. Fresno has some wonderful and authentic Mexican restaurants that are true Mexican dining experiences.

Toledo’s Mexican Restaurant

You can come into Toledo’s for a casual meal and feel right at home. You can relax on the patio outside and enjoy the beauty around you, or share lunch or dinner with friends. But the next level is also available. Toledo’s has beautiful banquet services. They can provide any reception or event with full service, designed to perfection, and serve true Mexican food fit for a king. Their staff is well trained and their service is impeccable. Come by and have a signature margarita and check out their menu. Let them speak with you about catering your next event.

Plaza Ventana – Mexican Restaurant

This family-owned restaurant is a jewel in the cap of Fresno. It provides a casual and laid-back atmosphere and offers traditional “Mexican” food. But they go way beyond that. The menu includes such a huge selection of meat, seafood, and authentic Mexican food that no matter what you are in the mood for, you will leave happy. Each of their locations has a full-service bar. They even have a bright and fun area for the children.


Castillo’s is a very popular restaurant in the center of everything. They have an extensive menu and there is usually a wait during lunch and dinner hours, but they move quickly. They give great service, and you will find all your favorite traditional Mexican and Spanish foods.

Taqueria Don Pepe

Are you looking for a quaint mom and pop place that serves great Mexican staples? You just found it. You will feel right at home, and first-timers are always welcome. They also serve imported beer. This is just a basic good place to go for a quiet meal with delicious food and a friendly staff.

Sal’s Mexican Food

Sal’s is a family owned business, and they make incredible food. They care about their customers and provide exceptional service. You can find many of your favorite foods, and while you are there order a margarita or try one of their specialty drinks. They make somedelicious cocktails.

La Kebrada Mexican Restaurant

Get all your favorites at this humble restaurant, and a lot more. They serve the traditional foods that you will love, but also check out their specialties, like seafood Camarones or rancheros. They serve some of the best food in town. They are fast and friendly, and the prices are reasonable. This is a great place to go and hang out with friends.

There are many Mexican restaurants in Fresno. You can find quick in and out places, or restaurants that serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner. If you have a favorite, someone nearby serves it, and it will be prepared right. Fresno takes home the prize for their Mexican food eateries.